Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - 2.7 Dividing Fractions - 2.7 Exercises - Page 167: 55



Work Step by Step

In division, the division sign is 'reversed', and becomes a multiplication sign with the reciprocal of the second fraction. For example: $\frac{3}{4}$ $\div$ $\frac{2}{3}$ = $\frac{3}{4}$ $\times$ $\frac{3}{2}$ = $\frac{9}{8}$ Therefore, you should multiply the first fraction by the bottom of the second fraction.
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